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  • Greet a parrot, pet a bug at Conservatory's KidsFest

    Greet a parrot, pet a bug at Conservatory's KidsFest
    Kids will have a chance to wish Happy BirdDay to George, the double yellow-head Amazon parrot that lives in the Oak Park Conservatory's tropical room. But there's more than that to KidsFest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at 615 Garfield St., Oak Park.
  • Authorities recruit college for help finding human head

    Authorities have recruited Idaho State University staff and graduate students to search some large caves for a missing human head in a mysterious cold-case killing. Clark County Sheriff Bart May said he asked the school's anthropology department to...

    Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes

    Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes
    The mysterious function of eyelashes has been revealed at last -- thanks to science. After measuring the dimensions of nearly two dozen mammal eyes, performing a series of wind tunnel experiments and engaging in some complex fluid dynamic modeling,...

    Smithsonian creates exhibit on human evolution for libraries

    The Smithsonian is taking a major exhibition about human evolution on the road to public libraries. The National Museum of Natural History developed a traveling exhibit with the American Library Association based on the museum's Hall of Human Origins....

    Largest known rodent wielded its enormous teeth like tusks

    Largest known rodent wielded its enormous teeth like tusks
    If you think you have a rodent problem in your house, just be glad it’s not this one. Scientists have discovered that the largest-known rodent to have ever roamed Earth had ferocious front teeth useful for fighting and digging – much in the...